Accessible Higher Education

Overview

Let’s put power in the hands of Georgians to transform their lives and the state through higher education. With smart, fiscally responsible policies Georgia can provide clear paths for our students to get to and through college. As they rise, their career opportunities and earnings will improve, powering richer contributions to our state’s economy and communities. Join GBPI in advocating for policies that improve higher education access and completion. Improving higher education outcomes is good for Georgians and good for Georgia.
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State Agency Approves New Dual Enrollment Caps, Grade-Level Restrictions and SAT/ACT Deadlines for HOPE

The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) Board of Commissioners approved several policy changes to Dual Enrollment, HOPE and …

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Students Need to Be Secure to Be Successful

The coronavirus pandemic reveals the fragile financial situations of many Georgia college students. Many Georgia students struggle to …

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Federal Relief Not Enough to Meet College Students’ Financial Needs

Since publication of this blog post, the federal Department of Education allocated a second pot of relief dollars …

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How the Federal Relief Package Affects Higher Education

Congress passed a $2 trillion relief package that includes provisions covering health care, payments to American families and …

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CARES Act to Deliver Booster Shot of Additional Relief to Families, Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Key Takeaways The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by Congress is a $2.2 …

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Every Georgian Deserves Access to Higher Education

Co-authored by Policy Fellow Stephanie Angel and Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Lee Diana graduated from Gainesville High School …

Finance of Higher Education Fact Sheets

Unused Lottery Funds Available to Support More Affordable Access to College

Since FY 2011, lawmakers have appropriated an average of $60 million more every year for HOPE Scholarships and …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2021 budget allocates $2.58 billion for the Board of Regents and $373 million for …

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Overview: Georgia’s 2021 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2021 budget includes $1.3 billion for Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-Kindergarten and HOPE financial aid programs. …

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Dual Enrollment Restrictions Designed to Limit Cost Growth

Bill Analysis: House Bill 444 (LC 49 0063S) Dual Enrollment acts as a crucial onramp to college for …

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Three Ways Georgia Lawmakers Can Make College More Affordable in 2020

Soon more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some postsecondary education, but this goal is out …

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GBPI 2020 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all …

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